INSPIRE #136: How to Get in Shape the Low Carb Way (Ben Greenfield, The Low Carb Athlete)

Ben Greenfield, One of the Top Fitness Trainers in the World Shows You How to Cut Carbs, Burn Fat, and Get In Great Shape – Plus the Science Behind It!

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It’s the New Year, time we’re all thinking about our health, getting back in the gym, getting in shape, or getting ready for the season ahead, and loosing a few pounds. A big question is what’s your diet going to look like in the new year?

Will be it high fat, high carbs, high fruits and veggies, or low on everything?

So today we have a special guest, one of the top fitness trainers in the world, Ben Greenfield. He’s the New York Times best-selling author of Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life, and his latest book
The Low-Carb Athlete: The Official Low-Carbohydrate Nutrition Guide for Endurance and Performance.

Today we’ll talk about fueling the low-carb way. What it looks like. Why it may work, and why you may want to try it. And then I want to talk a bit of fitness, cardio, weights, what to do, what not to do, and how exercise may be aging you.




Voted in 2008 as the Personal Trainer of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and recognized as the top 100 Most Influential People in Health, Ben Greenfield is a fitness, triathlon, and nutrition expert, and has authored multiple books and DVDs. He coaches and trains individuals all over the world for weight loss, lean muscle gain, holistic wellness, and sports performance. Ben hosts the highly popular Get-Fit Guy podcast on the Quick and Dirty Tips network, which racks up about 170,000 downloads per month. He has a BA and MA from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology and personal training, plus strength and conditioning certifications from the NSCA. During the past 10 years, Ben has helped hundreds of clients (from beginners to professionals) achieve weight loss and fitness success. His book “Get-Fit Guy’s Guide to Achieving Your Dream Body – A Workout Plan for Your Unique Shape” was published in 2012 and his newest book, a 540-page atlas of human performance, nutrition and lifestyle – “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health and LIfe”, is already a New York Times Bestseller.



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Key Topics:

  • How Ben started down the fitness road on hamburgers and cheeseburgers
  • How Ben went from training for strength to training for endurance
  • Why strength and endurance don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand
  • How Ben shed dozens of pounds to switch from weight-lifting to an endurance athlete
  • How did Ben go from a high-protein low-fat approach to a high fat, low-carb approach
  • What the dangers are of a low fat diet.
  • What it means to be skinny/fat
  • Why Ben’s blood glucose levels were high, even as an athlete.
  • Why an Atkins approach isn’t the way to go.
  • How a low-carb approach differs from Paleo.
  • How the low-carb approach differs from a ketogenic (ketones) diet.
  • How his wife ended acne through dietary changes
  • Why high protein diets aren’t the way to go.
  • How to keep your telomeres from getting harmed by a high protein diet
  • Why fasting helps protect your telomeres
  • Why boat loads of greens help when you’re on a paleo-type diet.
  • Why timing is important for controlling the blood glucose response to carbohydrates
  • Why Ben recommends fasting 365 days a year.
  • Are all carbs created equal?
  • How does one transition to a low-carb diet?
  • Why Ben favors a Terry Wahl’s protocol type-diet
  • Why you need to have lots of greens in your diet.
  • How do we reboot the gut?
  • How to poop 8 pounds and win a race!
  • Why cardio training may not be as healthy for you as you’d like.
  • Why you should hack your environment to trick your body into moving.
  • Why you should pick up weights that slightly intimidate you, and pick them up with good form.


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